Best-Practice Instruction in Birdville ISD. Crysten Caviness Curriculum Management Specialist Birdville ISD. Best-Practice Instruction. Objectives. Explanation Game. BISD Alignment Model. BISD Learning Platform. BISD Learning Platform. STUDENT- CENTERED. COGNITIVE.
Curriculum Management Specialist
The focus is on what STUDENTS do, not what the teacher is doing. It is about the LEARNING.
Students will be involved in more authentic tasks that are challenging and provide experiences that lead to holistic learning.
This is about the RIGOR - higher-order, conceptual learning.
This represents the THINKING required by the standards. Learning causes students to construct their thinking according to their developmental stage.
When they can reflect upon and express this, their thinking is made visible and teachers can better assess their levels of cognition to determine necessary scaffolding.
This is about the dynamics and structures of the class, as well as the locus of control.
Teachers empower students to be more accountable for their own learning and provide opportunities for sociable collaboration that allows students to interact not only with each other, but with their own learning.
Robert Marzano and John Hattie have both done extensive work in determining what effect certain teaching strategies and structures have on learning.
How much do we know about these best-practice strategies and structures?
Average Percentile Point Gains on Student Achievement Tests
We have already. . .
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Identifying similarities and differences
Using non-linguistic representations
Questions, cues and advance organizers
Reinforcing effort and providing recognition
Increasing value in homework and practice
Generating and testing hypotheses
Setting objectives and providing feedback
Incorporating cooperative learning effectively
Summarizing and note-taking
We hit them all!